During the symposium, which was held at Dar al-Assad for Culture and Arts on Saturday in Damascus, Syria, French novelists, Frederic Pichon, and, Richard Millet, reviewed role of the western media, the French in particular, in conveying a misleading image of the fact of what is going on in Syria during the past years, calling for enhancing communication between the Syrian and French media institutions to raise the awareness of the European public opinion. Continue reading
US Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, will be in Paris on Friday for meetings with top French officials as part of consultations in view of the eighth round of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva on November 28. Continue reading
French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) faced complete military defeat in Iraq and Syria within months. However, he warned the battle against jihadism would go on, AFP reported. Continue reading
Iranian Deputy FM for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and France’s Special Envoy for Syria Franck Gellet have held talks on the latest developments in the Arab country. Continue reading
French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his country’s intention to boost its initiative to form a contact group on Syria, noting that France is keen to find a political solution in the country and achieve stability in Iraq. Continue reading
The French president underlined the role of Iran in the Syria peace process, saying no “efficient” solution could be found to the six-year-old crisis in war-torn country without the Islamic Republic.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian late Tuesday held talks with UN Special Envoy for #Syria Staffan de Mistura to review the status of peace negotiations on the Syrian conflict and to discuss the next steps in this process, a Foreign Ministry statement said Wednesday.
De-escalation zones in Syria should not play the role of prototypes of the country’s territorial split but, much rather, would help establish collaboration between the parties of the civil conflict, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with Le Figaro.
French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Monday that there would be an “immediate response” to any use of chemical weapons in Syria, after holding his first face-to-face talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Speaking at a tense press conference in Versailles alongside Mr Putin, Mr Macron said they had a “frank exchange”, which covered contentious issues like the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and Russia’s alleged election meddling.